Anticipation of numbers that beat the estimates has investors in an upbeat mood early on Friday.
Although these divisions don't often offer much in terms of unit sales, their fat margins make them indispensable for car companies.
The current Silverados haven't been refreshed in six years and GM has to offer huge incentives to compete with Ford and Chrysler.
The 2 big trends that brought us here -- autos and housing -- are not going away so readily.
The recent European data suggest that the market might not have bottomed out yet.
Foxconn denies reports that the recent hiring freeze is linked to a slowdown in production for the iPhone 5.
Consumers who haven't shopped for a new car for a few years may encounter some exotic new safety advances.
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The apparel chain takes a hard hit after blaming the weather for its quarterly sales decline. But cold temperatures don't explain the drop in full-year sales as well.
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